Youth Health Connection

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781-624-7423

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​Youth Health Connection is a community benefits program of South Shore Health. It is dedicated to developing the positive mental health and physical well-being of young people across our region.

Youth Health Connection collaborates with schools, community health providers, law enforcement officers, state agencies, religious leaders, parents, and peer leaders to help young people deal with the various challenges they face as they grow and mature. This regional coalition is committed to improving the lives of young people through evidence-based programs and research-backed practices in the health and education fields. 

Youth Health Connection also facilitates South Shore FACTS: Families, Adolescents and Communities Together against Substances. This regional coalition is dedicated to preventing youth substance use by helping individual towns to create their own community coalition. FACTS is a collaboration between South Shore Health and the Plymouth County and Norfolk County District Attorneys Offices.

YHC is also known to the public for its recent educational events at the Hanover Mall. “Hidden In Plain Sight” was an initiative that used a recreated bedroom of a typical teenager to test parents’ knowledge of common items that can be substance use warnings. “Weeding Through the Myths: Marijuana in Massachusetts” informed the public about the Commonwealth’s new marijuana laws and the risks of adolescent marijuana use. Developed by YHC, “Weeding Through the Myths” has been a resource for high schools and police departments across the Commonwealth. 

Through regional connection, communication, collaboration, and coalition-building, Youth Health Connection improves the mental and physical well-being of children and teens in our communities.

Barbara Green
Barbara Green

We must work together to provide a safe and nurturing environment where youth have access to information and resources to make healthy decisions.

Barbara J. Green, PhD, Youth Health Connection Medical Director

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